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hours, a former cia director david petraeus will testify before a house committee on the september u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. good morning, washington. it's friday, november 16. i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. let's get to meteorologist jacq not a bad start. almost a carbon copy of yesterday. but i think we will see a little more sunshine this afternoon. the headline for today, we will have continued cold temperatures. that will be the rule again with ties only in the 50s today. after some clout in this, we should have a sunny start to the weekend. in a little while, a sneak peak to your thanksgiving forecast. let me show you super doppler. it's picking up showers towards the northern neck and delmarva. for the most part, we will have clouds today. 51 degrees by noon. partly cloudy skies at 53 degrees by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> the inner loop of the beltway, no traffic troubles. the road work is out of the way. very smoothly on the beltway at new hampshire. no problems on the outer loop. in good shape around town. looking pretty go
differently. >>> for all the talk of scandal at the highest levels of u.s. command these days let's remember there are 68,000 men and women serving in afghanistan tonight. and every day for 11 years they and thousand before them have done us proud, more than 2,000,02,000 laying down their lives for us. jake tapper remembers. on the day jake's son was born, our white house correspondent heard the story of other american sons at one far out post and a terrible battle. jake set out on a three-year quest to bring us their story from the northwest reaches of afghanistan. >> what's up, dude? >> not a thing. >> reporter: for years the troops at combat outpost keating feared they were sitting ducks. located at the bottom of three steep mountains 14 miles from the pakistan border. and when the taliban attack finally did happen in october 2009, seen here in this terrifying video posted months later, the 53 u.s. troops there were horribly outnumbered by 400 enemy fighters. >> well were alone, isolated. air support was too far away. that location was indefensible. >> reporter: why was the doomed outpost
two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidential advisers. laura tyson, chair of the economic advisers then for president clinton and marty feldstein who held the same title under president reagan. laura, marty great to have you on the program. thank you for spending the time today. >> thahank you. >> good to be with you. >> marty, both sides appear to be extending an olive branch when with it comes to the fiscal cliff. do you think we will reach a compromise? and if so how and when? >> i hope so. the consequence of not reaching the compromise for t american and world economy next year would be disastrous. we would be talking about very deep recession if we went over the cliff and didn't quickly bounce back from it. >> laura, you think there is a two-part solution. what do you mean by that? >> we have the fiscal cliff an a need to get a long-run compromise plan on deficit reduction over the next decade. i think we have to be realistic,
will testify today before a house committee. aboutwill be questioned on the u.s.attack that killed libya americans. john gonzalez has a look ahead >> . the general is expected to give timeline before and during the attacks. the question this morning on hill, can he keep his sex scandal from becoming a distraction? amid a tremendous gamble, petraeus goes to capitol lawmakers.to face will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after as dia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. director general petraeus tripoli and interviewed involved.e people >> the september 11 attack in left a for your people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. makers have for already heard the acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attacks. mistakes were made. we know we have to learn from this. many questions have been raised obamawhat the at the timeon new knew it was a terrorist attack. think the't intelligence community in any politicized intelligence provided to members of the. administration or the be solelyt
thanks u.s.a. a nonprofit which awards education scholarships to the families of our soldiers, intelligent decision a technology contract to the government was the organizer and title sponsor. microtetch has an interesting effort promoting men's health. and let's not forget the government industry groups such as the bethesda chapter of afcea. there are far too many examples to mention here. so the next time you read a headline about some egregious act there are far more >> temperatures on the way down. >> but today. >> gorgeous. >> tomorrow will still stay mild but then makes tuesday feel like what's going on? all right. we have mainly clear skies right now and the skies are going to start to cloud out from west to east as they move through the morning hours. 54 degrees right now at reagan national airport. and our high today made it up to 71 degrees. 11 degrees above average for this date. our network right now after a high of 71, temperature right now 52 in arlington and our final stop takes us to george washington university downtown
to two years. sentencing is set for november 13. the u.s. attorney says he did not seek a harsher sentence because brown inc. and resigned from his council job and also had no prior criminal history. on the same day that he was sentenced to will also be sentenced in d.c. superior court for a misdemeanor in terms of handling of campaign funds. >> the man accused of throwing pipe bombs at the homes of two members of the stafford county sheriff's department have been caught in montana. lawrence to work made it to montana after throwing an explosives at three different homes in virginia on tuesday morning. he is said to have been caught while driving with stolen license plates. he reportedly tossed firebombs at the police who were chasing him. he was arrested and no one was hurt. a news conference is taking place tonight and we will update you on abc 7 news at 11 >> 5 days until the election. after a few days off the campaign trail because of sandy. president obama is back in campaign mode. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i was going to surprise you. we're here at the obama field off
. the u.s. economy created 171,0 the last month, but creeped up toate 7.9%. say that this is not the race inake up way. what has happened in the last is already bic into perception. >> mitt romney is in ohio, the president the northeastern corner. latest tracking poll showed that the race is tight, but a slew of data ground state polls edge to the president. >> mitt romney has about 48 adjust that. >> ohioan not be able to escape the political spotlight. president obama will be here day until the election day. >> of course, abc 7 is your for the most up-to-date information. with oure speaking partners at politico about what jobs report mean for president obama and mitt romney. >> the presidential race is just several big items on ballot in maryland. the final day for early in maryland. we are at a polling site in landover. last day of early voting in maryland. see the peopllined up .ehind you you can see this very long at this learning center. this is what people are having endure on this last day of voting. of these people got here this center opened at 8:00 in the morning. far, 1000 peo
with that story. has alreadywn served his jail time. spent six hours in the custody of u.s. marshals so the judge did say that he gave brown the required jail time. hear a free man about half an hour ago. in federal court, he told the has been embarrassed and publicly humiliated. brown rejected the u.s. sentence recommended of six days in jail and three years' probation. lawyer asked for no jail two years' probation. e decided to jail him hours and two years' probation. >> the judge felt as though he to impose the minimum of jail time and ordered issue a valid judgment. >> he also opposed six months of e arrest with an ankle bracelet and 480 hours of community service. sentencing. >> this afternoon, brown was prisoners. there he was sentenced for misdemeanor is handling of campaign funds. was aly added punishment $250 fine. >> kwame brown, god bless them. i hope he gets the help he needs. ll.a tremendous faul brown is under house arrest for next six months. can leave to go to work if he can find a job. religious services or to handle his legal matters. must be in the house between 10:00 at night
with the justice department, bp would admit to criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from prosecution. >>> and the end of twinkies could be just hours away. now, everybody, hugs after the show. maker of the snack cakes, as well as wonder bread, as given its striking workers an ultimatum. return to work by 5:00 p.m. today or it will start liquidating the company in bankruptcy court. some 18,000 jobs and the happiness of millions is at stake. >>> finally, a boys' football team in oklahoma just turned the field into a field of dreams for their coach's son. 9-year-old jason smith jr., football fanatic. but he's in a wheelchair because of muscular dystrophy. so, a referee came up with an idea. the other team said okay. put a helmet on jason and push him down the field. >> that's great. >> into the end zone. so, he could score his very first touchdown. thankfully dad, as you can see, rolling somewhat excited on the entire time with his cell phone. congratulations to you, jason. touchdown. >> good
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> ab
than a dozen models, including the prius. 1 million of the cars were sold here in the u.s. and just last month, toyota recalled more than 7 million vehicles for a different problem. >>> there is more pressure on president obama this morning as he meets with business leaders about the nation's economy. the federal budget deficit last month was $120 billion, 22% more than a year ago. it's a sign the country is on track for its fifth-straight annual deficit of more than $1 trillion. the u.s. has not had a surplus since 2001. >>> u.s. airways is reportedly pushing for a merger with american airlines. sources tell bloomberg news, the smaller airline presented a detailed plan to american's creditors yesterday. american would rather exit bankruptcy as an independent carrier and will make its case to its creditors today. >>> well, black friday, the day after thanksgiving, is traditionally the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. but it may not be the best day to go shopping. the least crowded days to shop are the monday, tuesday, and wednesday, and thursday after thanksgiving. in two we
. 4:46. >> new details into the deadly that killed aa u.s. ambassador and other americans. how the cia is mapping out a more charlie rose: will y endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we oughtke tkeep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. has calledt guard off the search for the captain on mondayp carolina at cape hatteras. 14 crew members were rescued, including one who died. was used in the filming the bounty and disney film pirates of the caribbean. u.s. intelligence officials now the cia security officers of the stateid libya lessstaff in got 25 minutes after they the first call for help. the cia publicly denies a report cia told
. the u.s. marshall service arrested kellvin bailey who had been alluded the police since march taunting police on facebook and twitter. bragging about his ability to stay free. officials tracked where he was posting from and they arrested him. didn't last long. >> first look at the traffic upgrade that could save you a lot of time on your way to and from work. >> the hot lanes are scheduled to open on the beltway in northern virginia next week. while some say this is a gridlock game changer others aren't so sure. tom shows us all sides in his toll lane test drive. >> if you travel on the beltway daily this is a game changer for you. >> the company that operates the new express lane took us for a ride. she wanted to show us their major advantage. this is 4950's usual horrifying rush hour traffic. and this is us blowing by it on the new toll lanes. she says it will be this way even after the lanes open. >> we need to keep them moving over 45 miles an hour. we think it will be more like 55. >> the toll price won't be set as stone. it wil
extramarital affair. she expects petraeus to testify. new clues into the e-mails the top u.s. commander afghanistan and tampa ey.ialite jill kell we're following every development. this is video of paula broadwell. dianne feinstein wants to note exactly what kind of paula broadwell been privy to. other lawmakers want to hear what petraeus knew about the attacks in benghazi. paula broadwell is seen for the since news of the affair that brought down david petraeus. biographer is seen having some int her brother the district tonight. in theer brother's home district site. was certainlynt s informedwhen he wa about the situation. twist in the scandal has put a harsh light on another four-star general, john allen. he is being investigated 20,000-30,000 e- himself and jill kelley. those on capitol hill are attempting to stay on task. not have any reason to think there are any national issues. >> the attack on benghazi has taken a back seat. petraeus may still find himself facing the senate intelligence committee. of has a great deal we need it.that >> the generals' confirmation hearings were
any talking points at all to susan rice the u.s. ambassador. and, i'm sorry, the u.n. ambassador for the u.s. and says he almost knew immediately this was a terror attack. what he tells congress behind closed doors today should be interesting to shedding some very credible light on what happened there. he was in charge at the time. visited, recently, even after, this whole scandal was coming to light. so, fascinating to be a flay on that wall today should be interesting. >> he is reportedly very eager to disseminate information and discovery over in libya and to share the time line of events as well. >> indeed. we will stay on top of that. >>> fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will
. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> the u.s. goes under a fiscal cliff meaning massive cuts across the board. we will have much more on what the failed budget deal could mean for our area. >> latinos want to make immigration reform. -- a priority. >> an amazing 50% of registered latino voters voted in tuesday's election. two-thirds of them voting for the president. that is why so many gathered here at the white house to remind the administration of its promises. quex>> the >>chant means obama, make good on your promise. the message is clear for the president. >> this is an opportunity to solve the immigration once and for all. >> veronica is living here and worked tirelessly for the passage of the maryland dream which allows access to college financial aid. she is at the white house with her grandmother and sister >> my sister was born here and is that difference that we want to stay together. >> president obama received 17% of the vote. that was the difference in a tight presidential race. >> they will not let the obama administrati
it has in the past, that would cause more instability. >> but at this point, what is the u.s. obligation to israel, for defense in this situation, but also, what kind of pressure to exert? >> reporter: the u.s. has this historic agreement to defend israel and stand by israel. what it hopes to be able to do is encourage israel not to cause too many civilian casualties, like what happened last time. but beyond that, the united states is not going to get involved on the ground. >> where do you place the odds that hamas will listen to the egyptians and, indeed, there will be a cease-fire? >> reporter: i think it's going to take some time. but this, the israelis say, is going to go on. it's not a matter of days, it could be weeks, diane. >> christiane amanpour reporting from jerusalem tonight. thank you so much. >>> and now, back here in the united states, we have news about the scandal that toppled the cia director, former general david petraeus. abc's brian ross look eed into this question. did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to the officers? here's
day and the u.s. senate race in virginia. tim kaine >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington." on your side. >> the most expensive race in history now in the hands of voters. president obama and mitt romney watched the clock. the much of the results as they come in for the presidential election. good morning washington. >> happy election day. let's get over to jackie for the latest on this cold election forecast. >> it really is. if you have to wait in line, just for the weather and have a heavier jacket and gloves on. maybe even a hat. other than that, and friday. that is the good news. nothing to prevent you from getting out to the polls. a freeze warning in effect for the major area. temperatures this morning in the mid 20 possible to lower 30's. for the nine in dallas. 28 in gaithersburg. we will stay cool today. average height is 62. we will be lucky to reach 50. the freeze morning and at 9:00 with 38 degrees by noon. private cloudy and 45. the least of all look good today and thankfully our northeast -- our noreaster isn't arriving until toman. let's check on
petraeus. he spoke briefly of the affair that ended his career, but the main topic, that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and abc's jonathan karl has the drama today. >> reporter: this afternoon, the first glimpse of david petraeus since he resigned as cia director. earlier, behind closed doors, petraeus began by expressing regret for the affair that ended his career. other than that ten-second apology, the hearings focused entirely on the attack on the u.s. kons late in benghazi, inla. petraeus told the intelligence committee that he knew from the beginning that the attack was the work of terrorists, not protesters. >> he thought all along, he made it clear, that there was significant terrorist involvement. >> reporter: but that's not what the white house was saying, including u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, r references to al qaeda were edited ou
arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and fighting cyberthreats from countries including china. president obama travels to asia later this week with historic visits in myanmar and cambodia and thailand. >>> in the middle east, growing concerns that israel is being drawn into the syrian civil war. the israeli military says tank scored a direct hit on a launcher after a stray mortar fell into the golan heights. it has already been in turkey and jordan. >>> john macafee. the multimillionaire, macafee, his name, and lives in belize where his next door neighbor has been found shot to death. police describe 67-year-old macafee as a person of interest in the case. >>> three children are among five family members found dead inside a toledo, ohio garage. police believe it is a case of murder/suicide. all five apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning from truck exhaust piped in through hoses. police say there was a custody battle over the children, ages 10, 6, 5. they had be
are investigating circumstances incident.g the >> thank you. is blamed for at deaths in the u.s. his death is the third in maryland. sandy is responsible for two in virginia. thedy was killed in district. in theher big element aftermath -- the big cleanup in virginia and maryland. pepco says power has been restored to all of its , and dominion reports 6000 outages. -- the fear isd flood.her along the potomac in northwest. >> we passed high tide just r ago.an hou was high, no doubt that, b it is not area nearn this h is good news.c for the route, you see tons of debris has been going by us. with other things related to sandy as well. scenet, it was a surreal alexandria as strieker -- trick or treaters past fallen trees. got power back. it is monday afternoon. was it like to get it back? >> it was great. >> but many homes were still dark. the falls are still up tonight, flooding is a little lingering fears of more. we drove the length of rock parkway and beach drive, the creek is tie whole stretch is open. back in alexandria, workers were back after taking to higher ground before .esterday's
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> andelp wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. >>> welcome back, everybody. and some alarming business news this morning. could this be the end of twinkies? workers are there on strike at hostess bakeries around the country after the company cut wages an
to pay billions of dollars in fines and penalties. >> the largest total criminal resolution in u.s. history. they still have a devastating the fishing industry, worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. >> they made a tragic situation worse. >> they were charged with because ofr negligence. a third employee was charged with making false statements to investigators about the slow rate of oil. the chairman says the company resolution.s they made it clear this is not the end. >> travelers hit a speed bump of computernks to a break at united airlines. passengers said their flights for two hours. this will be the third computer outage since june. stretch and3 mile the lane has been reopened. accident heading north bound, write lands are blocked. coming out of the district, arlington and on the we see the traffic on the city. back to you. >> george washington university has fallen off and nationalist of the best colleges in the country. >> twilight fans react to this series grande valley. >> the build where express lanes opening up this weekend. how much it will ultimately cost >> th
. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> reporter: right. >> much less a
senate candidate was running as well. >> handicapped was vying for 8 u.s. senator -- a us senate seat -- hank the cat was running for us senate. his campaign raised $16,000 for animal rescue groups. >> we are talking about the coastal storm. >> snowflakes on the way, right? >> possibly. we thought the price of this system was going to state north east but it is moving faster than we thought and our impact is going to be a very minimal. there could be a little bit of light rain and snow mixing, especially in northeastern maryland. clouds from the storm for sure. these clouds have been moving overhead all day long. as we take a look at our radar we can see rank along del mar. the -- delmarva. winds dusting up to 30 miles an hour. reagan national at 44 degrees. winds at 12 miles per hour. winchester at 37 degrees and 44 at annapolis. you can see the dip in the jet stream across the region. that will be lifting up towards the north by the end of the week. once we get rid of this coastal storm, however whether it will look a lot better. -- our whether it will look a lot better. the storm w
reelection. address the sensitive and u.s. dicey as david petraeus and the affair that led resignation which the president learned of last week. >> i hear you have some questions for me. >> first, his reaction to the d petraeus sex scandal. should he have known earlier? >> had been told it would be we were interfering in a criminal investigation. will reserve judgment but service.petraeus' >> the most important step we we take right now is that 90% -- say 90% of americans will not see their taxes [inaudible] we could get that done by next week. the fireworks came when talking susan rice, heavily criticized for her theradictory comments on benghazi attack. to besmirch her reputation? is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she is an easy they have got a problem me. facing a second term, how can he improved especially for totics who say he has failed build effective relationships with leaders on the hill. >> i do not exempt myself from to do sums of reflection oursee if i can improve working relationship. the president was asked ab
tim kaine and george allen could be key as to who controls the u.s. senate. george allen was out early this morning in alexandria. tim kaine cast his vote enrichment. tim kaine has a slight edge. >> there were some headaches at the polls today after eight voting machines in district heights went down. the lines were at a standstill in the hallways of francis scott key elementary school. the frustration showed. >> i do have a bad back. they did not offer a place for the seniors. >> we are very disappointed. they have had for years to coordinate all of this. >> for some, the wait was too much. one man had to go to the hospital. we want to hear about any problems you notice at the polls today. share your stories at wjla.com. >> despite the rough weather of the past three, survivors of hurricane sandy are voting. >> a brush with possible winter weather is heading this way. >> forget the winter weather the redskins want to get out of town. >> hurricane sandy and the cleanup are not dampening voter turnout in new york. >> people lined up to cast their ballots. turnout has been very height in
allen in the virginia u.s. senate race. >> kaine received more than 50% of the vote. after his victory was announced, he spoke to supporters in richmond. >> our victory tonight proves that it's the number of people who stand with you not the number of zeroes behind the check. >> we honestly and vigorously advocated our principles and offered a clear vision for the future. we saw to reinvigorate our country. >> the two former governors vied for the seat of retiring democratic senator jim webb. the millions of dollars spent on campaign ads paid off for supporters of three controversial measures on maryland's ballot. >> voters approved expanding gambling in the state, and john gonzalez joins us live at national harbor, a proposed site for a new casino. john? >> cynne, steve, $80 million spent in advertising for those for and against gambling here in the state of maryland. in the end the major measures really, you know took the lead early and never lost it. and we understand that two of them were very close. now, maryland voters of course
and we will hear from him u.s. postal service is reporting record losses. >> that is compared to a $5 thaton loss a year before after a year of record productivity. the agency is urging congress to allow the post office to cut and reduceivery days health care benefits. >> a major jump in first-time jobless claims, weekly claims by 78,000 last week, the t level in 18 months. thosepartment says numbers will likely be larger couple of weeks. >> president obama is touring devastation in new york. thousands of residents are still without power. the president met with president them the federal t of thent will be par rebuilding process. he is requesting $30 billion in federal aid. dodge the best news i can get coastal stormhe , itave been talking about stay far enough out to sea. a good video here of what is happening with this guy coverage. it seems pretty consistently high overcast. the real clear has been held off later tonight. the official high temperature, w averageay with belo temperatures. as far as current conditions, 48 degrees in washington, 43 pittsburgh, even colder towards eng
thank you. >>> and finally tonight, on this veterans day monday, a story of courage and the oath that u.s. forces take to protect the country, no matter the cost. even when the odds are stacked against them, even when their comrades have fallen. two and a half years ago, our own senior white house correspondent jake tapper saw the faces of some of these men and knew he had to write their story. and his new book, which comes out tomorrow is called "the outpost: an untold story of american valor." >> reporter: on october 3rd, 2009, i was at the hospital with my wife and my newborn son. out of the corner of my eye i caught a news story from afghanistan. >> eight soldiers lost their lives. >> reporter: an attack on a remote u.s. military base, combat outpost keating. >> i've been on three deployments, i've never seen that large a force attacking one static position. >> reporter: just 53 americans fought valiantly against up to 400 taliban insurgents. shown here on this terrifying video posted months later. and as i held my son, i learned of eight other sons taken from us that day, in what was
. >> hillary clinton paid tribute to the u.s. ambassador who died in the attacks and libya. chris stevens and three other americans died and enter the attack in benghazi. she called him a fallen hero the understood diplomacy involves taking risks. >> he understood we would never prevent every act of terrorism or achieve perfect security in this world and our diplomats cannot work in bunkers and do their jobs. >> officials revealing security of high thread diplomatic posts. some of the members of the navy seal team 6 are being punished for disclosing classified information. they have received letters of reprimand, and the their pay will be lowered for two months. one of the 7 was involved is under investigation for similar violations. >> the latest on the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in afghanistan. robert bayles had the blood of at least four people on his clothes and guns when he surrendered. afghan villagers and soldiers are expected to testify by video from afghanistan tonight and tomorrow. >> some east coast communities recovering from sandy still cleaning up after another
.c. area. we have all the details at wjla.com. >> still ahead, u.s. officials disputing a new report on the response time to the deadly attack on the american consulate in libya. >> tragedy among sandy's bruins in new york. a [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurtrt. this greek style yogurt has style. you can say that again. why thank you. this greek style yogurt has style. okay. stop saying it now. you're sending me mixed messages. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >> we're at the ywca, where we provide educational training, health and wellness, and social justice advocacy. check us out on our website. >> good morning, washington. >> good morning. it's 41 degrees outside, a chilly start. >> i need to -- you might need to grab the golos = = gloves. >> or maybe even a hat. we have a little sprinkle or snow flurry possible. checking the super doppler, you can see maybe a little in the northwestern parts of maryland. a little weak disturbance that will try to pick something up later this morning. otherwise, sunshi
to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. it could plunge the u.s. economy back into recession. >> it is incumbent the parties work together to avoid the fiscal cliff and lay a plan for growth. >> we can avert the cliff that serves as a catalyst for major solutions enacted in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> analysts believe thousands of jobs could be lost if the massive spending cuts and tax increase do take effect. >> if you go to the capital, you will see they are already building the inaugural platform and stage where the president will be sworn in for a second time. we are told some hotels are already getting calls about rooms. >> find out what hotels have availability. is important with what things are happening in the city they can take advantage of it. >> that will run from 4:00 until 2:00 a.m. on election day. the ge real way it success does not plan to offer service since it falls on the martin luther king jr. holiday. >> many of you might have stayed up late tuesday night to learn the results of the election. >> a lot of people hurting yesterday. >> who is the
i believe it was the u.s. secret service who were approached here. >> now they are looking for the suspect vehicle which is described as a white or silver linkedin. officials say that no one was hurt in all of this. is early in investigation. they hope to find more about what happened. abc7 news. >> also a school bus driver has died after a crash in culpeper, va.. the high school students on board the bus were not hurt. the 70-year-old bus driver suffered a medical issue and then crashed the bus into a ditch. we will have more on that on the news at 5:00 this afternoon. and a silver spring home looks like this after a fire this morning. it took firefighters 20 minutes to knock down the flames. no one was hurt. because is still under investigation at noon. -- the cause is still under investigation at noon. >> basketball coach bernie fine' -- charges against him have been dropped. as there are no evidence to support claims of molestation. >> a jetblue pilot who suffered a breakdown has been set free. video shows him screaming and trying to open a door. passengers pinned him t
're already stressed. >> reporter: sheila dale a veteran u.s.airways flight attendant and suffered her own traumatic stressful day in 20095 board the miracle on the hudson flight that crash landed in the river. >> there was a shudder the a few minutes later we heard, this is the captain, brace for impact. >> reporter: unable to sleep for days and with no one to talk to dale wished he had some one to call which drove her to set up peer to peer hot line, using 46 volunteers in the second year to answer flight attendant crisis calls at all hours. >> we help people deal with death on board, serious illness on board, security issues, weather issues, turbulence. >> reporter: the association of flight attendants says incident reports show stress comes from passengers too. demanding drinks and cussing. another did some karate moves then rushed at her with his hand out in a choking way. susan gillian became part of the crisis team after an emergency landing made her afraid to fly. >> sometimes i would just turn around and go right back home. and say it wasn't meant to be. i used all my sick time. >
of the washington monument and the u.s. capitol and other landmarks. advocates argue it limits downtown growth. >> how hurricanes sandy can increase deals for auto makers. >> clear skies and chilly temperatures. that is next at six. vexed the governor has ordered state agencies to prepare plans to cut their budgets by 4%. the memo to heads of executive departments besides the fiscal cliff we have been talking about. president obama's said he will talk about this issue on friday. this year's elections will affect the wedding business. >> planners are bracing for a spike in bookings thanks to voters' approval of same-sex marriage in maryland. we have that story for you at 6. >> from the voting booth to wedding vows. same-sex couples got the right to marry. those who stand to make a profit are hearing a buzz. >> this will -- we will see an uptick. >> gayweddings.com is a resource. since states approved gay marriage, she has seen [inaudible] >> let's learn more and find more resources. >> actual marriages will not be allowed until after general one when the law takes effect. cities are trying to
exception would be public the u.s. military is ramping up plans for january's presidential inauguration. 5000 active-duty military will assist. there will be coming to d.c. from across the country to help the locally-based military, and some are already town meeting with the officer in charge. >> this demonstrates our commitment to the commander in chief, and our capability as a nation to the world. it is why we put our best foot forward. >> several military bands will be clean throughout the week. they are working on their playbook as they work on the parade planned. adam caskey, no psychological sunshine but it feels war. >> it feels warmer. >> driving, i was feeling it. >> today cloudy, unseasonably cool. the cool weather will continue. here is a time lapse overlooking the potomac sunrise at 6:51 a.m.. we're filling the shift to standard time. everybody is coming home from work with their headlights on. there is of the cloud cover. 49 degrees. it is mid-level. it is not the low-level that gives you a little bit of rain. 49 at reagan national airport. the wind is out of the north at
by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt d turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal, but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operation yet, but certainly here in gaza people are hoping that some sort of cease-fire will come about very soon. >> thanks to alex, and now let's bring in abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour who joins us from jerusalem. christiane, what is the situation there militarily? are there still fears of a ground war? >> reporter: martha, from the military point of view, they want to just get rid of as much of hamas' rocket-launching capability as possible. i just talked to a senior military official here, an israeli official, who said they seemed to be quite pleased with what they've done so far. in about a thousand sorties, they've taken out quite a lot of the rocket-launching capability, so if there is t
. congressional hearing deadly libyane bombing. the deadlyd that raid that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others was an act of terrorism. petraeus told lawmakers that the consulate was so the attack -- the attackers literally walked in d set fire to the facility. white house congressional appeared optimistic meeting with t thedent obama abou cliff.s financial fiscal john boehner and nancy pelosi congress and the president can come together. the big issue remains, taxes. how to pay foron such a deal. >> i believe the framework i meetinglined at our consistent with the for a fair andl balanced approach. >> we understand our responsibility. it has to be about cuts, it has to be about revenue. be about growth. it has to be about the future. deal is not reached 1, automatic spending cuts and higher taxes for the board will go into effect. bob mcdonnell is asking the l government to help in of superstores sandy. fema to provide assistance in 25 virginia counties. the program reimburses state and would debrisents removal and other costs. also asked for federal assistance for suffered the most --
to congratulate him on his reelection. it was a much closer race than the one four years ago. the u.s. senate race in virginia -- two former governors were battling for the seat. >> the victory went to tim kaine, more from the party in richmond. >> tim kaine's campaign headquarters in richmond -- he wound up in the winner's circle. >> our victory tonight proves that it is the number of people who stand with you not the number of zeroes behind a check. [applause] that determines the election in the united states of america. >> the newly elected senator tim kaine thanks george allen for more than 20 years of public service and then told an enthusiastic crowd that as hard as the campaign was, now the real work begins. >> as expected, maryland senator ben cardin easily won a second term. he beat back challengers from republican and independent candidates. roscoe bartlett, not so lucky. john delaney beat him in a bid for a 11th term. the democrat-controlled legislature made him one of the more vulnerable incumbents by adding part of montgomery county to his district. >> fireworks over the national har
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jets opened fire on an unmanned u.s. drone. the pentagon says last thursday, the drone was conducting routine surveillance in international air space, 16 miles off the coast of iran. they say iranian war planes fired multiple rounds, but they missed. >>> and back here at home, a bizarre scene involving a stolen plane. dramatic new video shows the jet speeding past the terminal, crashing into fences, slicing through buildings with its wings, as the pilot tried to use the plane as an escape vehicle. and abc's jim avila has more. >> reporter: the wild ride on this stolen passenger jet, that left so many questions in july about airport security, now, from surveillance cameras all around the st. george utah airport, some disturbing answers about what could be the weakest link. bashed wire perimeter fences. police releasing caught on tape video that traces the midnight attempt by a fugitive rogue pilot to literally launch an escape by stealing the plane. brian hedglin uses his coat and thick gloves to climb the razor wired fence. and here, he can be seen scurrying across the tarmac. look cl
. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in the u.s. >>> a new report says that we are doing better at keeping up with our mortgage payments. the percentage of mortgage holders two months or more behind other payments is now the lowest that it's been in three years. that's because the housing market is improving. and low interest rates are making it easier to refinance. >>> the effectiveness of a top flu treatment is now being questioned. a top british medical journal says there is no evidence showing that tamiflu really stops influenza. dozens of governments around the world stock tamiflu in case there's a global flu outbreak. the world health organization says it is convinced that tamiflu does work. but british researchers want to see more data. >>> a new pepsi flavor in japan does diet soda one better. it contains dextrin that supposedly reduces fat in the body. pepsi has introduced flavors in japan like strawberry, s
.com. >>> every day, 30,000 commercial planes take off in the u.s., packed with people and stress. and thousands of flight attendants are now preparing for the thanksgiving flights and they're testing time when passengers can push them to the break point. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila. >> reporter: they are famously caught on tape -- airborne freakouts. >> if you have [ bleep ], this is your time. >> reporter: this american eagle flight attendant roughly inviting passengers to, how do they say it, deplane? the infamous jet blue flight attendant steven slater, who grabbed a beer from the galley. >> are you going to lose your job? >> more than likely. >> reporter: and bolted through the emergency exit at new york's jfk. >> we just had a slide deployment. it was intentionally deployed. >> the job has become more stressful, because when passengers get on, they're already stressed. >> reporter: sheila dail is a veteran us airways flight attendant. she suffered her own traumatic and incredibly stressful day back in 2009, aboard the miracle on the hudson flight that crash landed in the
of mexico. 11 people were taken to the hospital. according to the u.s. coast guard, there was a fuel spill in the water. no word on what caused the explosion. >> it looks like a clear whether weekend, and more importantly the rain will stay away for the redskins home game against the eagles. doug hill has a check on the forecast. >> lots of sunshine during the day. we will get pretty chilly. let's look at a couple of scenes outside. we will show you the rooftop. clear skies. we will notice a drop pretty quickly over the next couple of our. in the district, we are at 51 degrees with a high of 54. 53 in fredericksburg. 49 degrees in the nation's capitol. 52 in manassas. we will keep the clear skies. the wind will diminish a little bit. then as we head overnights coming into the early-morning hours tomorrow, clear and crisp. outlying areas about 38 degrees. 30 degrees in the city. we will have changes to talk about in the weather and look straight ahead to thanksgiving coming up in a couple of minutes. >> all right. you got it. two calls at the same house, but it was not until one person died
- growing population in the u.s. so it is no surprise their vote will count more than ever. especially in battleground virginia. we talked to local latino voters about what is important to them. >> the the election is a popular topic of conversation. >> ism gordon. >> a record of 24 million latinos are eligible to vote tuesday. a 20% jump from two years ago. the of latino vote is important for success. she has been paying close attention to both candidates. >> too many people become u.s. citizens and do not vote, she said. the latino community needs to be more united. >> it could be a deciding factor and it is important for elected officials of all stripes to make sure the i understand in this growing portion of the community this is a group that cares deeply about education immigration reform about entrepreneurship. >> a community with a percentage of families that tend to live with lower incomes. they have leaned heavily on and supported democratic candidates. some say the image of the typical latino voter is changing. >> have become more educated and more aware and they pay more att
will be back on some time tonight. >> moref the damage in the northeastern u.s.. many communities are still waiting for the flood waters to go down. people in new york city are heading back to work. there are long lines waiting for buses because of the crippled transportation system. we have more on that from the satellite center. >> one estimate has damage from the super star running as high as $50 billion. that could make sandy the second costliest storm. there are some areas waiting for help to arrive. three days later, the death toll continues to decline. the national guard rules and to an area where 20,000 are standard. >> we do not have that much food. >> further south natural gas leaks from destroyed homes. crews have not been able to get here to turn off the gas. >> we never really expected this to be this bad. >> we're awed and humbled by nature's destructive power. we mourn the loss of so many people. our hearts go out to those who have lost their loved ones. >> parts of new york city remained paralyzed. lines for buses seemed unending. traffic is worse as police and forced three
revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president took office. that's the headline number. i agree with austan. the fact you had 171,000 jobs this month and i would add it is the trend for the pasten couple of months is higher, about 170,000 for fe the past couple of m months and that's a good sign. one thing i would say is while that is better than average, the number of jobss created per monh since the turnaround in early 2010 has been 140,000 a month so this is a little better than that. one disadvantage of that is you need 119,000 per month to keep with pace with population growth. a what this means is with 170,000 you are adding 50,000 per month. if you play it
of the american environmental defense fund. thank you for being here. they said the u.s. will be the largest global oil producer in 2020. this amazing. tell about the sea change in global energy floes today. >> it is great to have more american-made energy but not good enough. we need to modernize our energ grid. it's not good enough to be the best at producing energythe last century. we will spend a couple trillion dollars modernizing the grid. the question is how we do it. hopefully, we do it in a way that protects us from cybersecurity risks, that makes the grid more resilient from storms, that facilitates energy efficiency and renewable, cleaner energy in the future. >> it's interesting. i think we all want to be energy independent. we want -- and we know the country is rich in natural gas. for the most part people don't want it in my backyard. former ge ceo jack well. compared it to the nternet boom in terms of job creation and productivity increases. how do you balance it? how do you balance theeconomic boom weould see of fracking with the environmental impact? >> look, the economic a
on capitol hill today to testify about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, is here with more on that. we're also learning more about the women at the center of this. >> reporter: as best we know general petraeus is being called to answer questions about only what went wrong when four americans died in the terrorist attack in benghazi. he is expected to talk about security videos from the consulate and surveillance video from an unmanned drone that showed events in real-time. petraeus will take the familiar walk this morning to a senate hearing room, knowing that the senators have agreed not to ask him about his extramarital affair, leaving that to others for you, including the inspector general of the cia. one question that has been answered in the case involved the so-called shirtless fbi agent, fred humphries, who started the investigation. "the seattle times" published this shirtless photo thursday. and as humphries had claimed, it appears to be more a joke than something sexually provocative. other questions to be
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